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What counts as math ?

  title={What counts as math ?},
  author={R. Jansen and M. Srinivasan},
What do people think of when they think of “math?” We propose that individuals may have very different working definitions of the category of math, and that those with broader math conceptions may have less math anxiety. In Study 1, we introduce a method for indexing the “breadth” of individuals’ math conceptions, and show that there is an inverse relation between conception breadth and math anxiety. These results suggest that math anxiety is related both to how expansive individuals perceive… Expand

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